Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time


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The Blues Brothers (1980)
Director: John Landis
The best in rhythm and blues meets the best in spectacular car-crash action meets the best in cult sunglass-wearing characters. Read Review
Pick up the issue for Philip Wilding's track-by-track breakdown of the Blues Brothers soundtrack
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The Black Cat (1934)
Director: Edgar G. Ulmer
Two of horror’s most looming icons, Bela Lugosi and Boris Karloff, united for this post-World War I commentary wrapped in a cloak of terror.
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Le Quai Des Brumes (1938)
Director: Marcel Carné
So pervading is the gloom in Carné’s chronicle of a doomed French army deserter that he was partly blamed for France failing to fight occupation during the war. Read Review
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Ninotchka (1939)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
"Garbo laughs," said the tag of this rom-com. And it was the relaxing of her usually haughty façade that made this cement an icon. Read Review
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The Verdict (1982)
Director: Sidney Lumet
Lumet’s return to the courtroom works as a companion to 12 Angry Men. Where the first simmered, this releases all the tension in bombastic trial scenes, played with gusto by Paul Newman Read Review
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First Blood (1982)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
Before Rambo became about gore and sport with goat carcasses, it was a portrait of a man who only knows how to be a warrior, even when nobody wants one. Read Review

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This poll was conducted in November 2008. The list was compiled using votes from Empire readers, Hollywood actors, actress and key film critics.

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